This sweepstakes is done in partnership with Applegate, but is not sponsored. We were provided complimentary product for review, but were not obligated to enjoy the ever loving heck out of it. Since we did, they said we could share the love with you.
Hot dogs. Bare feet. Summertime. It’s a perfect recipe for the best three months of the year.
Unfortunately, the recipe in most hot dogs looks more like the seedy bowels of a dark, cold winter. Who knows what is actually in those things?!
But the folks at Applegate get it right. Super right. It’s like they invented the hot dog. Sadly, they did not. They did, however, make them so much better. Like way better, better enough that you won’t cringe watching your kids bite in to them.
“Looking more like strawberry frosting than blended meat and bone bits…” writes Treehugger about what’s actually inside the standard hot dog, “the country’s most beloved tube of meat.” There’s mechanically separated meat (or pink slime) from a few animals that could include cow, pig, chicken, or turkey. Don’t forget the corn syrup, flavor additives, tons of sodium, and a whole host of other preservatives and the like. Yuck.
Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs are “cleaner weiners.” They have a super simple list of uncured beef, water, and six seasonings. That’s it! Even my four-year-old can digest this list (and so can her tummy!). They’re tasty and juicy, the way a hot dog should be. They also don’t have that typical gnarly hot dog smell, phew! We felt better eating these since they weren’t stocked with nasty junk.
So we enjoyed an entire backyard picnic that was clean and delicious and just what we needed to kickoff the first official night of summer! In fact, it was a BBQ success as far as those things go! Thanks to Applegate Weinervention pack, we actually felt good about serving weiners.
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Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs
Rudi’s Hot Dog Buns (White and Gluten-Free)
Annie’s Organic Ketchup and Mustard
Rick’s Pick’s Relish
Grilling tool set
Mini Applegate Cooler
Susty paper straws and napkins
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photos by Kacy Meinecke for DietsInReview.com